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Allen M. Sumner class destroyer USS HUGH PURVIS (DD-709) In service 1945 to 1972

 

Small and large size patches

DD 709 USS HUGH PURVIS 001.jpg

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Allen M. Sumner class USS LYMAN K. SWENSON (DD-729) In service 1944 to 1971

 

Three different Japanese made patches, one marked 'Made in Japan'

The larger patch only has five diamonds on the sail rather than the usual six

DD 729 USS LYMAN K SWENSON 001.jpg

DD 729 USS LYMAN K SWENSON 002.jpg

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Gearing class USS FECHTELER (DDR-870) She was a radar picket destroyer from 1953 to 1963

 

A felt and an embroidered patch

DD 870 DDR 870 USS FECHTELER 001.jpg

DD 870 DDR 870 USS FECHTELER 002.jpg

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